CRSA Recognized as a 501(c)3 Not for Profit

The Clinical Robotic Surgery Association has received determination from the IRS that the group qualifies as a 501(c)3 Not for Profit, Public Charity. This determination will greatly improve the association’s ability to fulfill its mission to provide clinical education, training and research in surgical techniques related to robotic surgery. The designation will allow the CRSA exempts the association from the payment of federal taxes, but more importantly allows the association to accept tax deductible gifts and to apply for private and public grant funding to support education and research.

In order to continue to grow the association, and to improve the field of robotic surgery to enhance physician training for the benefit of patient safety, the group needs independent funding. The association will be launching a charitable giving campaign to seek funds to conduct multi-institutional studies in clinical effectiveness, best practice training models, and development of standard operational practice. The contributions will allow the association to conduct objective research in a field that is short of independent funding sources. Donations to the association are tax deductible to the individual.

The CRSA has an international following of surgeons from 27 countries, and represents thought leaders in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The founding members represent some of the leading academic institutions in the United States and throughout the world, and is well positioned to have a significant influence on future clinical practice, and on training and education of future surgeons to ensure that robotic surgery is conducted in a safe environment offering patients the best possible outcomes.

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